It is time to heal the wounds of slavery, root out racism in all its forms and become a united peoples. We need to do this not just because it’s the morally correct thing to do. We are being distracted. We have bigger problems coming up. We have to save our planet from the ravages of an industrialized society backed by an uber-capitalistic corporate oligarchy run amuck that’s unwilling to tackle or even acknowledge the problem but willing to brainwash an entire population to get what they want. It may be an impossible task as it is, but I do know this. It will be a lot easier if we do it all …
Brilliant article, Glen.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive, heartbreaking and utterly readable! Kudos! Your writing is so lucid, almost poetic!
As an Indian residing in Ireland for the last decade, I totally empathise with your frustrations & fear.
My tuppence based on Angela Saini's excellent "Superior": Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need.
I reckon it makes a perfect science-backed companion article to your brilliant writing - so would really appreciate your feedback!